Bug Shooting 1.5

March 23, 2008

Description of Freeware (Last Update: 15 February 2008) : Bug Shooting is a free Screenshot software, which was developed for software tester, who use Bug Tracking Systems. Screenshots are frequently used show reproduction steps for a failed test or a bug found, and often it is very helpful to highlight the areas of the screenshot, equip with text or crop the screenshot. With Bug Shooting, it is a matter of a few seconds. Feature: Capture screen Capture windows Capture screen area Support for multiple screen Edit screenshot crop resize add geometric shapes add arrows add text add images Save screenshot Combine screenshots Shortcuts are possible for a lof of functions Send of the screenshots to different bug tracker Multilingual (English, German) Custom commands: open an URL by shortcut Automatic update function

Category
 Graphics / Screen-Capture
Size
 945 KB
OS
 Windows (Require Microsoft .NET Framewor
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GoodFrame 0.6

March 23, 2008

Description of Freeware (Last Update: 25 February 2008) :You can already find many softwares to add frames to your pictures, so why a new one? GoodFrame is diferent. I am going to explain you why: When you add a frame to a picture in a normal way the ratio is not kept.
Example :
Let say your picture is 3872 x 2592 pixels, the ratio between the height and the width is 1,5 (15/10). You want to a frame that is 400 pixels thick. The new size of you picture is now 4672 x 3392 pixels, and the ratio between the height and the width is 1,38, diferent from 1,5
If you just want to display it on a website it is not a problem but if you want to print it on a 15/10 format the result will not be very nice.
You are going to have black vertical bands on the left and on the right or the frame will be only 261 pixels thick on the top and on the bottom. This why I developped this software.
Here is the list of the features:

  • Can work on one picture or on a complete folder
  • Some standard frames are delivered
  • The frames can be composed of 4 diferent colors
  • A logo can be added on the picture
  • A watermark can be added
  • A signature can be added
  • The pictures can be resized in order to be published on a web site for example.
  • The JPeg quality can be selected.
  • The original pictures are never modified.
  • The exifs information are kept

Category
 Graphics / Editors
Size
 536 KB
OS
 Windows XP (Need Microsoft .NET Framewor
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VB6 Manifest Creator

March 23, 2008

Category
 Programming / Addons
Size
 1.21 MB
OS
 Win 98 / ME / 2000 / XP
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Breakout in Space

March 23, 2008

Description of Freeware (Last Update: 7 March 2008) : The objective of the game is it to keep a ball in the game (with the help of your board) until all breakable game blocks are destroyed. With the mouse you can move the board left and right. The ball can be launched from the center of the board to the northeast or northwest direction by pressing the space bar or control key. Some game blocks must be hit several times with the ball. When all blocks are destroyed you pass on to the next level. If the ball gets into an endless loop, the problem can be solved by one or repeated pressing of the key X. In some game blocks, some special objects are hidden. If they hit the board, special actions will be executed (the ball becomes slower, the board becomes larger, rockets are fired, …). But not all objects are advantageous. With the in- troduction of a new object the previous action expires. The game begins with two spare lives. After a ball loss or with the beginning of a new level the original ball, the original game board and the original number of lives will be restored. So that you constantly do not have to begin again at the first level, after you have lost the game balls, you receive a password after the fourth, eighth, twelfth and sixteenth level. This password appears in the blue menu bar (at the up- per edge of the screen). The passwords can be entered in the menu “Game – Password”. After the twentieth level the game is over. The player who finishes all twenty levels, gets as a reward a password for all levels. With these pass- words you can play your favorite levels at any time. There are two parts of this game with different levels. The pass- words are the same in both versions. So, you have another chance to finish the game to get all twenty passwords.

Category
 Games / Classic
Size
 1.29
OS
 Windows
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Quick Media Converter 3.48

March 23, 2008

Description of Freeware (Last Update: 18 March 2008) :Complete video and audio Medias Conversion Tool. Converts all video and audio to and from all the following Video & Audio Formats and much more!
Converts to and from most formats including:

Category
 Utilities / Converters
Size
 25.6 MB
OS
 Windows
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FLV, AVI, DIVX, XVID, MPEG, MPEG, 2, MP3, Real, Media, , TS, Quick, Time, PSP, Ipod, Iphone, WMV, VCD, 3GP, 3G2, M4A, AMR, H264, H263

– Also allows you to record videos or take pictures from your Web cam or DV Cam flux ,in avi format and convert it to any format you want.
– Included are two users mode
– Batch Conversions
– Converts to and from mobile phones
– Converts all FLV files
– Captures and records Web cam and DV Cam flux (video and sound)
– No trial period
– No engraved logo
– No spyware
– No malware
– No restrictions
– 100 % Free software

Disk Copy 2.0

March 23, 2008

Description of Freeware (Last Update: 19 March 2008) :Disk Copy 2.0 is a potent freeware providing sector-by-sector disk/partition copy regardless of your operating system, file systems and partition scheme. The sector-by-sector method assures you a copy 100% identity to the original. EASEUS Disk Copy can be used for copy, cloning, or upgrading your original small hard drive to a new larger drive. Simply speaking, it can copy anything from the old hard drive including the deleted, lost files and inaccessible data.

Category
 Utilities / Backup-And-Recovery
Size
 19.7 MB
OS
 Win 9x / ME / NT / 2000 / XP / 2003 and
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Features:

– Copy all of your hard drive
– Partition clone
– Sector by sector copy
– Safe, simple and fast
– Supports IDE, SATAI, SATAII, SCSI, Firewire(IEEE1394) and USB drives
– Supports Partition Copy
– Supports Dynamic Disk
– Supports inaccessible disk copy
– Supports booting from CD Rom
– Friendly graphical user interface
– Relay disk space for insufficient destination

Free WMA to MP3 Converter 1.16

March 23, 2008

Description of Freeware (Last Update: 30 July 2007) :Free WMA to MP3 Converter can convert Windows Media files to MP3 files which can be played in MP3 Players. All Windows Media formats (*.wma, *.wmv, *.asf) are supported. The program is a freeware and does not contain any form of malware, including but not limited to: spyware, viruses, trojans and backdoors.
Key Features:

  • It’s clean and free, without any adware or spyware.
  • It’s stable and fast.
  • Easy-to-use wizard-like user interface helps you setup converting process easily.
  • It uses up-to-date and high quality libraries.
  • ID3 Tag can be derived from the input files automatically.
  • Batch Processing is supported, it can process an unlimited number of files at one time.
  • Detailed HTML help file is included.
  • The installing and uninstalling process is very easy.
  • Category
     Audio-Video / Audio-Converters
    Size
     925 KB
    OS
     Win 98/ME/2K/XP/2K3
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Box Jellyfish

March 22, 2008

The infamous box jellyfish developed its frighteningly powerful venom to instantly stun or kill prey, like fish and shrimp, so their struggle to escape wouldn’t damage its delicate tentacles.

Their venom is considered to be among the most deadly in the world, containing toxins that attack the heart, nervous system, and skin cells. It is so overpoweringly painful, human victims have been known to go into shock and drown or die of heart failure before even reaching shore. Survivors can experience considerable pain for weeks and often have significant scarring where the tentacles made contact.

Box jellies, also called sea wasps and marine stingers, live primarily in coastal waters off Northern Australia and throughout the Indo-Pacific. They are pale blue and transparent in color and get their name from the cube-like shape of their bell. Up to 15 tentacles grow from each corner of the bell and can reach 10 feet (3 meters) in length. Each tentacle has about 5,000 stinging cells, which are triggered not by touch but by the presence of a chemical on the outer layer of its prey.

Box jellies are highly advanced among jellyfish. They have developed the ability to move rather than just drift, jetting at up to four knots through the water. They also have eyes grouped in clusters of six on the four sides of their bell. Each cluster includes a pair of eyes with a sophisticated lens, retina, iris and cornea, although without a central nervous system, scientists aren’t sure how they process what they see.

Monarch Butterfly

March 22, 2008

Monarch butterflies are known for the incredible mass migration that brings millions of them to California and Mexico each winter. North American monarchs are the only butterflies that make such a massive journey—up to 3,000 miles (4,828 kilometers). The insects must begin this journey each fall ahead of cold weather, which will kill them if they tarry too long.

Monarch butterflies begin life as eggs and hatch as larvae that eat their eggshells and, subsequently, the milkweed plants on which they were placed. (Monarchs are dependent on milkweed plants, which larvae eat nearly exclusively.)

Fattening larvae become juicy, colorful caterpillars, then create a hard protective case around themselves as they enter the pupa stage. They emerge as beautifully colored, black-orange-and-white adults. The colorful pattern makes monarchs easy to identify—and that’s the idea. The distinctive pattern warns predators that the insects are foul tasting and poisonous.

Butterflies that emerge from chrysalides (pupa state) in late summer and early fall are different from those that do so during the longer days and warmer weather of summer. These monarchs are born to fly, and know because of the changing weather that they must prepare for their lengthy journey.

Only monarchs born in late summer or early fall make the migration, and they make only one round trip. By the time next year’s winter migration begins, several summer generations will have lived and died and it will be last year’s migrators’ great grandchildren that make the trip. Yet somehow these new generations know the way, and follow the same routes their ancestors took—sometimes even returning to the same tree.

Many scientists are concerned about the eastern population of monarchs, which summer east of the Rocky Mountains. This group is occurring in ever smaller numbers, and its survival may be threatened by a series of natural disasters in the Mexican wintering grounds, as well as by reduced acreage of milkweed plants in their summer home.

Letting Your Search Engine Optimization Expert Do Their Job

March 22, 2008
I just don’t get it. Why do some companies pay lots of money to have an expert do a job for them and then not let them do it?

Before I sign on the dotted line with any new search engine optimization client, I always make sure they understand that the visible text copy on their current Web site will *have to* change in order to achieve maximum success.

That’s right, the visible text copy…the stuff that people see and read when they visit your site.

Can’t You Just Change the Meta Tags?

“What?” they often ask incredulously. “Can’t you just change the Meta tags?” “What if we make the new copy invisible?” “My nephew told me that there are ways to do all this in the background.”

Isn’t There Any Other Way?

Sure, there may be other ways, but like any successful professional, I use methods that have been proven to work for me: adding professionally written, keyword-rich marketing copy to the important pages of the site and optimizing them accordingly. This SEO method worked for me back in 1995, and it continues to work in 2002. Judging from the amount of email I receive from my long-time readers, it works for them also!

Why Do Search Engines Exist?

Think about it for a moment: search engines exist to guide people to pages that are relevant to their searches. What could be more relevant than a page that “discusses” the very keywords the person is looking for?

Once I explain it like that to potential clients, most will agree that perhaps their fancy Flash splash page should be moved off their front page. The bulk of them also agree that perhaps a rewrite of their copy with keyword phrases in mind is actually a good idea. And very often, once they see that the new keyword-rich copy not only helps them get high search engine rankings, but also enhances their visitors’ experience, they are very happy campers.

There’s One in Every Crowd

Unfortunately, every now and then I run across one of *those* clients. You know the type. They appear to “get it” and happily go along with all the necessary site changes. They participate in the copywriting, they make suggestions and edits and they even comment on how great their site is turning out. Everything is 100% perfect and you know that it’s only a matter of time before the rankings will be pouring in.

UNTIL…

A few weeks later, a look at the client’s site shows that all of the new text you worked so hard to create is gone! All that remains of your carefully crafted optimization are the Title and Meta tags. Even Alt tags were not spared the delete key!

If you think this could never happen, think again! Unfortunately, this happens to SEO consultants all the time.

Brainwashed By Meta Tag Hype

I’ve never quite figured out why some clients ask for help and then don’t follow through with it. One theory I have is that because so much is written about Meta tags and the like, there are still a lot of people who have been brainwashed into believing that Meta tags are the be-all, end-all to high rankings.

Perhaps these clients are simply looking for some professionally created Meta tags, and just go along with text changes to get what they want. If so, the joke’s on them because they’ll soon find out that their Meta tags were created for their site based solely upon the keyword-rich copy. The two must go hand in hand; without the matching copy, the tags will be useless. (Which is also why stealing a high-ranking page’s Meta tags will rarely do any good.)

SEOs: Spell it Out in Your Contract

You can’t stop rogue clients from changing their site against your best advice. However, you can protect yourself and your company by having a smart contract at the outset.

If you’re an SEO doing work for clients’ sites, be sure to clearly state the changes you will be making to their site in your contract, before any work has begun. If you don’t have a contract, get one now! Specifically state that the client must not change or delete the new copy and HTML coding for at least three months. If they sign up for continued monitoring services, ask to review any copy or design changes to ensure that they won’t affect the search engine rankings. If you really want to cover yourself, specifically state that you take no responsibility for the rankings if they change the pages without your knowledge and approval.

Clients: Trust Your SEO!

If you’re going to hire an expert to do something for you, whether it be search engine optimization or building a house, you’ve got to trust them to do their job correctly. Professionals do not make specific recommendations just for the heck of it. They have tried-and-true methods that they know will work. If you hire someone who has a good reputation and track record, then put your faith in him or her. If you have any inkling that your SEO is not trustworthy, look for a new SEO. Best results are always obtained when there is good communication between all parties. Once you’ve found an expert you can trust and are satisfied that their methods are in the best interest of your site, then whatever you do, don’t sabotage their best efforts! Your SEO wants high rankings for your site as much as you do. Give them enough latitude to obtain them for you!